Falun Dafa Gave Me a Second Life
(Minghui.org) I am a 77-year-old woman. After I had several heart attacks, I decided to practice Falun Dafa 2014. Just as I was about to start, I had another heart attack. When I felt my life slipping away, I thought of Falun Dafa and saw a glimmer of hope. Practitioners had told me to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” whenever I was in distress. I decided to give it a try.
After I recited the two phrases for a while, I felt much better. Thus, I told my husband that I wanted to go home and practice Falun Dafa, as the doctors could not help me.
A practitioner had given me a copy of Zhuan Falun. After my husband and I arrived home, I asked him to read it to me. After listening for a while, I fell asleep. When I woke up, I felt hungry, as I had not eaten for many days. After eating, I felt warm, and the pain was gone. What’s more, I felt stronger and well enough to go to the bathroom on my own.
I understood that Master Li had given me a second life. I lighted incense, opened the page with Master's photo in Zhuan Falun, and said, “Master, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I want to practice Falun Dafa. Master, please take me as your disciple.”
A practitioner taught me the five exercises, and I joined a Fa study group. My health improved rapidly; all my illnesses left me.
My Husband Is No Longer Poisoned By the Lies
My husband was a veteran policeman who had experienced many of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) political movements. He had been completely brainwashed by the Party's indoctrination. But, after seeing my miraculous recovery and the power of Dafa, he read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and his outlook changed. He now sees the Party for what it is, and he also talks about the goodness of Dafa whenever he has the opportunity.
While playing cards in a public place, a practitioner clarified the truth about Dafa. One of the card players got angry and wanted to assault him. My husband stopped him and told everyone that practitioners tell the truth. He explained how the CCP faked the “Self-immolation Incident” at Tiananmen Square and how the Party spread rumors to incite hatred against Falun Dafa. He told them that he did not want them to be deceived.
Passing Cultivation Tests
Soon after obtaining the Fa, I felt very dizzy and had chest tightness and palpitations. The sudden symptoms frightened my husband.
I thought, “After I began to practice Dafa, Master purified my body. This is not an illness, as I have Master to safeguard me. Nothing bad will happen to me.”
My husband read the Fa to me, and each sentence filled my mind. I felt that my mind and entire body were dissolved in the Fa. I was surrounded by compassion and harmony. After one lecture, the symptoms disappeared. After I passed this first test, my faith in the Fa became even firmer.
When doing the second exercise, the Falun Standing Stance, I experienced the second test. My legs became extremely cold, and then started to itch profusely, as if a lot of insects were running around my legs. Then, I remembered Master's Fa, “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun)
I was determined to pass this test and thought, “This suffering is nothing. I will continue with the exercises. I have Master to protect me, I have nothing to be afraid of.”
After this thought, I felt a warm air current flowing over me, making me feel very comfortable. I knew that Master was adjusting and healing the bone spurs in my legs. After adjusting my legs, Master adjusted my arms as well. I felt that one arm was cool, while the other was warm. After I finished exercise two, I sweated, but felt relaxed. My arms and legs no longer hurt, and ever since then, my gait has been swift and light.
Before I began to cultivate, I had a big ego. I would be upset for days when people spoke badly of me. Now, I understand that when unpleasant things happen, a cultivator has to look inside and improve xinxing.
At a group Fa study, another practitioner asked me why I still displayed a statue of Guanyin Bodhisattva in my home and wondered if I was a true practitioner. I was shocked and thought, “We are both cultivators. How can you talk to me like this,” and I argued with her. Although other practitioners tried to placate us, we were still angry with each other when we left for home. As I could not sleep, I read Lecture Four of Zhuan Falun.
“In cultivation practice, there may be two scenarios when dealing with specific conflicts or when others treat you badly. One is that you might have treated this person badly in your previous life. You feel in your heart that it is unfair, ‘How can this person treat me like this?’ Then why did you treat this person that way in the past? You might claim that you actually did not know it at that time, and this life has nothing to do with the other life. That does not work. There is another issue. In conflicts, the issue of transforming karma is involved. Therefore, in dealing with specific conflicts we should be forgiving instead of acting like ordinary people.” (Lecture Four in Zhuan Falun)
Master's Fa opened my eyes. This was meant for me to upgrade my xinxing, I should not have been angry. I tried to apologize to that practitioner at Fa study, but she apologized first.
I smiled and said, “My husband does not practice Falun Dafa, he converted to Buddhism, so he has a statue of Guanyin Bodhisattva in my home. If I throw it out, I’m afraid he will be angry and misunderstand me. Now I understand what you meant. You wanted what was best for me, and worried that I would go astray. It was my attachment that made me angry and made me argue with you. I will eliminate this attachment.”
The misunderstanding was resolved, and I upgraded my xinxing. My attachment to not being criticized by others was weakened.
Reading Master’s recent lectures, I got to know that the Fa-rectification is nearing the end. In the limited time, I want to do the three things well. I asked my husband to help me distribute Dafa informational materials. I also told my former neighbors and colleagues about quitting the Party.
They said, “We have known each other for such a long time, and we know you are a nice person, and you want what's good for us. The Communist Party has done so many bad things, sooner or later it will be finished. We want to quit the CCP!”
The success I had among acquaintances increased my confidence, so I began to tell the truth to strangers. I eliminated my attachment to fear, so I can hold strong righteous thoughts.
Following the Fa Principles
One day, I rode a tricycle to distribute truth-clarification materials with another practitioner. When I parked the tricycle next to the sidewalk, a young man was driving his car while speaking on his cell phone. Hi drove over the curb and bumped into my bike. The tricycle hit me on my lower back and knocked me to the ground.
The young man stopped his car and jumped out to help me up. I slowly stood up, moved my legs and arms, and realized that I was fine, and so was the tricycle. However, the young man's car was scratched, and the side mirror had fallen off.
He asked me if I was okay. I told him that I was fine. He said, “Today I met a good person.” I told him that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. He said, “I witnessed the magic of Dafa, and the character of a Dafa practitioner today. I will no longer believe what is being said on television.”